Plant-based meat market expanding
Western Livestock Journal
The plant-based meat market is one product and one company meatier.
Beyond Meat has announced the company will be releasing a new burger with a “meatier” taste to their line of plant-based meat products. Additionally, Tyson Foods has introduced a plant-and-meat blended product.
Alfalfa interseeded into Bermuda grass is a money saver for a South Carolina producer
After five decades, Neil McPhail’s coastal Bermuda grass stand was thinning. “We had hayed it and grazed it and hayed it and grazed it,” says the Seneca, S.C., Angus breeder. McPhail knew he had to act. Fortunately, he had read about Alfagraze 600 RR, a Roundup® Ready variety of alfalfa that is adapted to the South and can handle both haying and grazing.
Benefits of a Shortened Breeding Season
Jaclyn N. Ketchum, Cliff Lamb, and Michael F. Smith
A Steak in Genomics™
Efficiency, sustainability, productivity and profitability – these words are used in conversations around the world including among cattlemen. How do cattlemen assimilate these goals into their herd? One way is by implementing a defined breeding season.
Tapping into animal behavior while processing calves
With calving season coming to a close for many producers, it is time to plan an efficient and safe branding and processing day for the calves. It is important that cows and calves are handled calmly and with as little stress as possible to reduce negative impacts on their health and productivity, plus make the process smooth and safe for all involved.
Youth track to be featured as part of Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station will include a youth track featuring a number of educational sessions. A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be one of the highlights along with a meat laboratory experience that includes smoking cooked beef products. The youth track program is open to students ages 13 to 18 and is limited to 45 registrants.
Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede
Livestock producers who recently experienced flooding events need to be on the lookout for signs of blackleg and anthrax in their cattle. “Incidences of both diseases can easily occur in periods of dry weather after floodwaters recede,” said Dr. Barry Whitworth, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian and food animal quality and health specialist. “Floodwaters disturb the soil, which can expose the spores that trigger the diseases. The floodwaters then can carry the spores into areas where cattle graze.”
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association to host summer tour
Wisconsin State Farmer
he Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) will be hosting the second annual Summer Tour on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The tour will feature three farms in southwest Wisconsin and supports the organization’s mission to promote networking between beef producers and learning from other producers.
In farm children, I see virtues that one sees too rarely these days
Along with the rise of women and the expansion of civil rights, the most important social transformation of America’s first quarter-millennium has been the triumph of modern agriculture over famine and the ceaseless, backbreaking effort simply to feed one’s self that had been the dominant fact of human life throughout history. Most of those who preceded us lived their entire lives on the farm. A little more than a century ago, a third of all Americans were farmers.
Beef: ‘A Destructive And Unnecessary Technology’
“Animal agriculture is finally being recognized for what it is: a destructive and unnecessary technology.” Those are the words of Pat Brown, CEO and founder of Impossible Foods. One might forgive professor Brown for making such an outrageous statement. After all, he’s peddling his concoction of plant-based ingredients he calls a burger.
Ranch visitors learn about mob grazing and healthy pastures
North Platte Telegraph
Mob grazing means putting a lot of cattle in a small pasture for a limited time. As the cattle eat, they deposit their waste more evenly than when they are allowed more room to graze. That ends up enriching the soil. Other strategies include letting pastures rest so plants can regrow and produce seeds, overseeding legumes and other cover crops, and adjusting sources of water to control where cattle graze.